Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Marina da GlÃ³ria, GlÃ³ria, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 10, 2016
Date Finished: August 18, 2016
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 9 of 10 scores to count for final placement, and advancement to the medal race.. Medal race points count double.
In 2012, the British crew of [Hannah Mills] and [Saskia Clark] were reigning world champions in the 470 class and had hoped to add the Olympic gold medal in front of their fans. After the opening 10-race series the Brits were equal with the New Zealand pair of [Jo Aleh] and [Polly Powrie], but in the medal race the New Zealanders outclassed the Brits to win the gold medal. Four years later in Rio, the same two teams were at the top of the table after the preliminaries. But Mills and Clark had already secured the womenâs 470 gold with a 19-point lead and had only to complete the medal race. Their 2012 opponents from New Zealand had already lost the chances to repeat their triumph when they were disqualified in two of the preliminary races, only one of which could be discarded from the total points. Nevertheless they were one of the five teams that still had a chance to win silver or bronze. The menâs and womenâs 470 finals had to be postponed by one day due to extremely low wind. A third place in the medal race, ahead of their closest rivals USA (10th) and France (6th), secured the silver for New Zealand. [Annie Haeger] and [Briana Provancha] interfered with the Japanese boat and dropped to last place. Franceâs [Camille Lecointre] and [HÃ©lÃ¨ne Defrance] ousted the US team from the bronze medal place. Lecointre with her previous team-mate [Mathilde GÃ©ron] had just missed the podium in 2012, finishing fourth.
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